About Ribbons...

  Back to FAQ Categories
Q:
Why can you use wax ribbons for printing on polyimide labels or Kapton® labels for printed circuit baord labels? Doesn't the wax based print smear off in the high heat of PCB soldering?
Q:
My company recently switched thermal transfer ribbon vendors going from one type of "premium resin ribbon" from the first vendor to the second company's version of the same type of "premium resin ribbon." The printed image on the polyimide labels were excellent, but the barcodes printed with the new ribbon washed off the label in our manufacturing process. Why ?
Q:
Since there are dozens of ribbon/label combinations available to try, what is the best way to begin evaluation of polyimide labels for marking circuit boards ?
Q:
How do I know which ribbon is wax and which is resin?
Q:
What is the advantage of using a resin ribbon over wax or combination ribbon?
Q: Are there any resources/white papers available to help give me an overview of all the issues?
  Back to FAQ Categories